Medley, George Webb: late 19th century press-cuttings

Scope and Content

Papers of George Webb Medley, 1875-1893, comprising 130 volumes of press-cuttings, mostly from the national press such as The Times , Pall Mall Gazette , The Echo , and The Daily News . Some volumes are indexed. Subjects include Egypt, 1875-1885 (reference Medley 1-10); Political Economy - statistics and taxation, c 1879-1893 (Medley 11-20, 47-48, 50); Conservative Party including Lord Randolph Churchill, speeches of Lord Salisbury, c 1880-1885 (Medley 21-46); Blasphemy - the law, 1883 (Medley 49); the Franchise, 1883-1884 (Medley 51-53); Church and State, 1883-1885 (Medley 54-56); Free Trade, 1881-1891 (Medley 57-96); Land, c 1876-1885 (Medley 97-102); Liberal Party, 1879-1885 (Medley 103-108); Empire and Colonies, 1883-1884 (Medley 109); Education, 1883-1884 (Medley 110), Army and Navy, 1880-1884 (Medley 111); Liberty and Property Defence League, 1883-1884 (Medley 112); House of Lords, 1884-1886 (Medley 113-115); British economy, other economies, trade, 1885-1893 (Medley 116-129); Railways (United Kingdom and overseas), 1877-1879 (Medley 130).

Administrative / Biographical History

George Webb Medley was the author of England under Free Trade (1881) and Fair trade unmasked: or notes on the minority report of the Royal Commission on the Depression of Trade and Industry (Cassell and Co., 1887). His other works include The German Bogey: A reply to "Made in Germany" , (The Cobden Club, 1896) and The Reciprocity Craze (The Cobden Club, 1881).


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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Temple.

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